Toto Wolff conveys Lewis Hamilton warning outside Downing Street

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has warned protestors at Silverstone.

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali and Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff have warned climate change activists about making dramatic protests at the British Grand Prix this weekend.

They both emphasised that protests put everyone in harm: the drivers, the spectators, and the protestors themselves.

The pair spoke to Sky News outside Downing Street and presented unity in their message.

Wolff said: “I can speak for our drivers George Russell and Lewis Hamilton and they don’t want to have anyone being at risk. Spectators, fans, or themselves.

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“That is not the place to take big risks, you are not blocking anyone but seriously putting people at harm.”

Domenicali asserted he did not disagree with climate activists’ opinions but said putting their bodies on the line was dangerously irresponsible.

The F1 boss said: “We are not here to dispute any different opinions on anything, but you know to do things that is dangerous.”

“To try (to) destroy an event that there is hundreds of thousands of people coming is totally wrong”

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“There is a way of showing what you want to do but this is totally unacceptable.”

“I really hope people understand that this is not the place where you want to find the right space. It’s pretty clear to me.”

Formula One has been clear recently that they take environmental sustainability very seriously, and changes to car regulations from 2026 demonstrate this.

Wolff remarked: “What needs to be understood is that our industry is trailblazing in sustainability.”

New engines and fuels are to be used from 2026, and are solely focused on longevity and F1 becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

The upcoming 2026 engines use 100% sustainable fuels along with 50% electric power.

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Wolf said: “We’re having sustainable fuels in 2026, 100% sustainable fuels. And the technology and innovation in Formula One is important to achieve those standards.”

Domenicali concurred, saying: “Our industry is really frontline to make sure of the awareness of sustainability. So we are really engaged in that.”

Returning to the issue of safety concerns, Wolff commented: “Our car is driving 200 miles an hour down a straight, you’re putting yourself in danger, and also the pilots.”